Help!!! I just took THREE orders from our local hospital for next month. I can handle one cake. It's a celebration cake. No problem. My problem is with the other two cakes. Customer wants both to be sheet cakes, so I'm somewhat limited. Any ideas or suggestions for these cakes? I'll all ears...
Cake #1-A thank you cake for three different departments within the hospital for all of the work that they've been doing above and beyond...
Cake #2-Promotion cake...one of the employees has just been promoted to administrative director of the hospital.
I appreciate any all of your wonderful, inventive ideas!
Well, since my sister is a physician (an Oncologist/Hematologist), and she is always reading these huge books, wearing a white gown and carrying a stethoscope. So maybe, make these things out of gumpaste and put them on the cake.
-- a big thermometer that has burst through the top?
-- one of those heart/respiration monitors or ekg going off the chart?
-- 3 big stars for the "super stars"? (could even do all kinds of stars on wires and star cookies too)
-- a big heart (or 3 big ones) surrounded by lots of little hearts? (ditto for cookies)
-- big gold medal or blue ribbon?
-- person climbing a staircase?
-- crown for the new "king of the castle"?
-- little martians or some kind of aliens(ooo..some of those little buggies they're always trying to kill!) ...take us to your leader????
-- reserved parking sign?
-- guy on roof of hospital -- welcome to your new office above it all??
-- big bottle of aspirin (or some other painkiller) for all the headaches to come?
-- door to office w/ name on it?
Cake A- What departments are these for? I would go with the type of department and go around that with the ideas. If it is Radiology then something with Xrays,Phlebotomy-Something having to do with drawing blood etc....
Great ideas!!! Doug, LOVED the little man on the roof/your new office idea!!! LOVED it. Okay, the departments on the thank you cake aren't your normal departments. It's the engineering department, education, and don't have the order handy to recall the third. Anyway, I think that I'm leaning towards Doug's above mentioned idea for the promotion cake. If anyone thinks of anything else, let me know. These two cakes aren't going out until 7/19, so I still have time...
additional silly thought on the guy on the roof idea:
secretary also there saying "and here's your bungee cord...just in case!" with cord looped about a third of way down the front of building.
(and please do find out the 3rd dept...can really have fun w/ the two already mentioned!)
back to cake #1
sort of an outer space scene w/ one person for each dept floating way, way above a distant Earth (going above and beyond.....)
Okay, none of my ideas are as creative as Doug's (he stands in a class all by himself!) but I thought I would throw this out . . . since they have to be sheet cakes, why not make cake A look like an actual thank you card - with a picture on one side and a thank you greeting on the other. (I think I have an example of what I am talking about in my photos). Cake B could look like a congratulations plaque or maybe in diploma form.
(while still waiting on dept #3)....
engineering people building/holding support for blackboard/projection screen & projector that education people are using and ???(dept 3)???
rocket ship cake for engineering
A+++ cake for education
Doug, department 3 is merely the initials of a monetary contributors name to the hospital that made a grant. The lady that ordered the cakes said that it was more or less a department for the donor's daughter to run. Didn't elaborate further. Said she simply wanted a thank you sheet cake that was festively decorated. No problem. I have a plan in mind...just need to get it down on the back of the order sheet before I forget the details...
Thanks again for your ideas!
looking forward to the pics.